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march on washington through prominent historian and martin luther king jr.'s papers. >> up next on booktv after words with guest host authors and play right janet langhart cohen. this week is dorian clayborne carson and "martin's dream" my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr.. in it he recalls his journey from teenage civil rights activist to his presence at the 1963 march on -- he includes encounters with the many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> host: dr. carson thanks for joining me on after words. >> guest: it's my pleasure. >> host: your book, "martin's dream" is a memoir and a history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and you are very candid about your life and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write about the martin luther king anniversary and 50 years of my life that came to light and his legacy and life coincides with m
your life, and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write something for the anniversary and this is 50 years of my life and king's legacy and my life coincides with my coming of age, so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt that my life had been connected to the king legacy, and i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told to understand how king impacted me and how i got involved in this amazing journey of editing team newspapers. >> host: its an excellent reading and you and buy your of the same generation, and why too was coming of age in the 60's. the book i might say was bittersweet to me because i knew dr. king, i knew him the last two years of his life and i am bitter because of the way that he was taken from us because of hatred in this country. i guess we can start at the beginning because the beginning of the but you were on the mall with dr. king and near the end you are near the mall again 50 years later with a monu
there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will arche some words that martine some more of the martin said and the march i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts out and it has a picture of me. now when i wrote this book, i envisioned that i would be reading to children just like you, and the reason i thought of that is because my grandmother and my aunt lived in the home with us and many times they would baby-sit for my mother and father and they would sit and read
martin hraoutor king jr.? -- luther king jr.? all right. ok. do you realize he was a little boy one time just like you? ok. you knew him i'm sure as an adult. so this morning or early afternoon, i'm going to read to you from the book that i wrote about him. he was my brother and we had one other brother so there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will quote some words that martin said on the march on washington. i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts out an
>>> book tv continues with mr. kotz on martin luther king, jr.. this is about an hour. [applause] >>> good evening. it's a pleasure to be with you all. just two days shy of martin luther king's birthday, to talk about some things that took place in the 1960's that literally changed the history of this country. i am hoping to call on you all to participate in this talk about not only why those things happen in the 60's, but to talk about where do we go from here in a society that has despite great accomplishment has not fulfilled the passion and the dreams of lyndon johnson and martin luther king in a more just society. but i must tell you what we are sitting in today and the interactive exhibits are out of the hallways and the public walls of the national archives are a totally new phenomenon. .. he has been riding the horse since the day he got here, and thanks to karlin's leadership. thanks to marvin pinkert, he calls the genius behind the development of the new space. all of us as citizens can far better experience our history, and as a journalist, as a historian, and as a cit
of martin luther king's birthday, to talk about things that took place in9 the 1960s. there's literally changed the history of this country.. i'm h oping to call on you all o participate in this to talk about hy those things happened in the 1960's but to talk about where do we go from here in a society that has, despite great accomplishment, has not fulfilled the passion and the dreams of lyndon johnson and martin luther king for a more just society. but i must tell you that what we are sitting in today and the interactive exhibits around the hallways and the public vaults of the national archives are a totally new phenomenon. i remember as a kid and when my son jack was a kid you walked into this austere building and you stood in a line and you saw the constitution and the declaration and maybe another couple of things, and you marched back out. lyndon johnson had an expression which he used often and usually shrewdly where he would say that someone was all hat and no horse. i have learned in the case of kansas farmer who became a governor and is now our archivist he has been riding a
his latest, "martin's dream: my journey and legacy and martin luther king, jr.." and it he recounts his journey from teenage civil rights act to this present at the 1963 march on washington to editor of the attacking juniors papers. he includes encounters many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including ella baker, stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> thanks for joining man out her words. >> your boat, "martin's dream" is then no more an history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and your very candid about your life. you also cover new insight as an historian to the life and legacy of dr. mart luther king junior. what prompted you to read the book this way? >> i wanted to write some thing to mark its 50th anniversary in business 50 years of my life, of king's legacy and his life coincided with my coming of age. so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt i had connect it to the king legacy and yet i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told in order to understand how king impacted me and how i go
your life and cover new insights as a historian from the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you? >> guest: it is the 50th anniversary and it is 50 years of mine life of the king legacy and to my coming of age. part of it was to do the to tasks. that my life had been connected to the keying legacy -- king legacy and how king impacted me and i was involved with this amazing journey of editing king's papers. >> host: it is an excellent reid and we are of the same generation and i was also coming of age. it was bittersweet because i knew dr. king he was my mentor. but bitter because the way he was taken from us because of racial hatred. we can start at the beginning the kids you're on the mall with dr. king and at the end you were there again with 50 years later with the monument you help to design. >> guest: and coming back for important occasions. i only lived in washington a short time but the mall had a great symbolic meaning and sentimental. >> host: it is a beautiful city. 19 years ago, the march on washington where he gave the speech i have a dream. how di
luther king that non-violence was dead, it was rejected. martin luther king couldn't defeat, and the story really was that the kennedy administration wanted carl sanders to win in 1962 and there was a federal injunction that was placed on martin luther king. so we went up against laureate pritchard in georgia. we had to take on the federal government coming and we chose not to do that and jack always seemed to understand that we were not the problem. fi joost call "the new york times" quite a bit because they were -- well i think that they were being polluted by information that they were getting distorted information they were getting from hoover and they would come to talk to us like we were the ones that create all these problems in the south. jack never did that. he understood where the problem was, and he knew -- i always thought of him as a friend and anything that he ever asked me i knew that i could answer him candidly and truthfully and there would be no downside to it and there were quite a few. those days were rough on reporters. in 1964 in mississippi but bbc rep
you very much. >> thank you. >> now the daughter of civil rights leaders martin luther king jr. and st. john's scott king desert rose in the life and legacy of coretta space king. she talks with books of america the publishers' trade show. this is about half an hour. >> bernice, who was scott bagley? >> well the sister of coretta scott king. >> and your mother. >> yes, my mother, so my aunt. he and my mother grew up in alabama together obviously and she later became a john notte professor. she founded the university in pennsylvania. so, a very lively woman. and unfortunately passed last year in june after completing the book. >> so this book is desert rose, the life and legacy of coretta scott king and the author is your aunt. when did she write this book? >> welcome it was a journey that began with my mother's request to write her story. at that time both of my parents were constantly being threatened she was confirmed she wouldn't be lost and wanted people to know she wasn't just the life of martin luther king jr. and mother of children but the role in the movement and very much an a
when did you first get to be interested in martin luther king? >> guest: when i was in high school as a young fellow growing up in atlanta georgia my parents didn't have an answer. it became kind of a quest to find out about it in the sense that there was enormous power and that would change the direction of my life. when i wasn't looking for it to happen. c-span: how many of your years did you think about this? >> guest: i started after i got into a book career in the late 70's after magazine journalism. i wanted to write about this period because i hadn't answered the question what is it made of and i thought in 1981 with what was proposed to be a three year history of the teen years and it's now been 16 years and i've done it in two volumes is now projected to be a trilogy or will be a trilogy after i finish it but i would have 20 years. definitely turning into my life work but i'm thankful for the privilege of it. c-span: the first book, parting the waters, 1,056 pages. this but there are 546 pages. what's been your approach? >> guest: to do it in storytelling. one of the reaso
the day i spent alone with martin luther king in madrid of all places, and the other one is about one of the really terrible events of the cold war which is when the united states ended up dropping four hydrogen bombs on spain. luckily, unarmed, and not on purpose, and i'll tell you that story later. two very different stories. the king's story is a soft story, and the bomb story is a hard story. before i do that, i thought i'd tell you about a few of the other chapters in the book, and, by the way, i brought along a bunch of copies, and if any of you want one, i'll write anything you'd like in there because i'm always looking for readers. that's why you write books. this is my 13th book. i write fiction, nonfiction, journalism, i go back and forth. i never wanted to make up my mind who i wanted to be when i grew up, and i never have so i go back and forth between this and literary forms. one of the chapters -- a couple chapters in the book i thought i might mention, and then i will get on to the king story. one of the chapters is about the making of a movie. my son, who was then four
a couple questions? >> originally the conception of the book is reading about martin luther and how he wrote his manifesto and it basically challenged the catholic church and originally that was the thought of the book, but of course nobody wants to hear a black eye right about martin luther in the 1600s, so it morphed into just a look at how comedically i've been in every part of this country and i don't think there's a state i haven't been to. i think i've noticed a palpable change in not only just as a culture, but even interacting interpol truly, the thing we expect as i remember when i was growing up, and others to save the world doesn't go you anything and now we have children who believe they are entitled. i think we all feel like that to a greater or lesser degree. vicious not the place we grew up regardless of the challenges we all face. i think there's a certain sense of pride. like my father swept plains and worked at a steel mill, but he was proud to do this job and he's still that man. i hope to instill that in my children. but we come from a nation of people who came from
very much. >> now bernice king the daughter of civil rights leader martin luther king jr. and coretta scott king discusses the recently published biography of her mother. desert rose the life and legacy of coretta scott king. she talked with booktv at bookexpo america publishing's annual trade show. this is about half an hour. >> bernice king who is edith scott dagley? >> guest: at edith scott bickley -- coretta scott king was the wife of martin luther king jr. -- cohost land your mother. >> guest: yes my mother so she was my aunt. she and my mother grew up in alabama together and she later became a drama professor. in fact she founded the drama department at the state university. she was a very lively woman and unfortunately passed last year in june. after completing this book. >> this book is desert rose the life and legacy of coretta scott king and the author is your aunt eva scott dagley? when did she write this book lacks. >> guest: well it was a journey that began with my mother's requested 1966 to write her story. at that time both of my parents were constantly being threaten
alone with martin luther king in madrid of all places and the other one is about one of the really terrible servients of th cold war which is when the united states drops four hydrogen bombs on omatiain, lucy unarmed and not on purpose and i will tell you that story, two different stories. before i do that i thought i would tell you about a few other chapters in the book and by the way i brought along a lot of copies, i will write servieryth you write in their. because i'm always looking for readers. that is why you write books. this is my fifteenth book. i write fiction, non-fiction, journalism, i go back and forth. i nservier wanted to make up my mind who wanted to be when i grow up and never have so i go back and forth between this and literary forms. one of the chapterby a couple chapters in the book i might mention and get on to the martin luther king story, one of the chapters is about making the movie doctors of auto, dr. zhit zhivago though marjorie fears his father ran geraldine chaplin his mother and their the picture in the book in the spanish edition and the american po
march on washington, a prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers, part of three days of booktv this weekend, monday, featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr.. >> last week booktv attended the key west literary seminar in florida. today from noon to 3:00 eastern we bring several of their talks and panels from the event. paul hendrickson, robert richardson, jeff gawker, and many more present and discuss their books. next, cynthia helms, widow of richard helms, recounts her life. she drug in england and served in world war ii, calls for introduction to the world of secret intelligence via her husband, the internal politics of the cia and the couple's time spent in tehran as richard helms served as american ambassador prior to the iranian revolution. this is about an hour. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. very kind of you, nice event you allowed us to have here. i am most grateful to you and i thank you for coming. cynthia is quite right. five years -- if you knew richard helms you didn't dare argue what was in th
to elizabeth katie stanton to martin luther king by a stubborn adherence to the notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than than a great republican worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's inauguration is face in america's future. the per fengt embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome, and capping it with a statute of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a halt-built eye sore. conventional wisdom that it should be left unfinished until the war ended give the financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, the half finished dome simple bollized the half divided nation. lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall on. and so despite the conflict with which engulfed the nation and surrounded the city, the dome continued to rise. on december 2nd, 1862 within the statute of freedom, a woman was placed a
dream. martin stream. the legacy of martin luther king jr. of the booktv.org for more on this weekend's television schedule. the director of food and water watch argues that our businesses such as kraft and tyson have hurt farmers and marginalize the help of crops and limited can affect agriculture industries hold. next on booktv. >> thank you so much for coming this evening. i am very excited to be here. i just got off the book to her this week. i have thinking about writing a book for a long time. but "foodopoly" is really what's making people so sick. we run into the companies that are dictating the policy in this country. when you ask most people why so many children drink twice as many photos as they did in 1970, or why 35% of adults are obese and 17% of children are obese? most people say it is kind of well, if the subsidies. people don't really know what is causing the problem with our food system. what really set me off to write "foodopoly" was a couple of events that happened in a weekend in 2011. i was traveling to a conference in the midwest as part of my j
giving the annual reading of dr. martin luther king i have a dream speech from august of 1963 kuran washington fifth. now to the white house where the crews have been working on audience bleachers and the reviewing stand in front of the white house as the inaugural parade will walk down pennsylvania avenue this weekend actually this coming monday finishing touches including above the heated glass in box where president obama and michelle obama will watch the parade. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] preparation continue for the 57th presidential inauguration and sunday just before noon and will be the official swearing-in at the white house monday the public inaugural ceremony under way at the swearing in of the capitol and also the inaugural luncheon at the capitol and the afternoon parade will take your comments throughout the weekend on facebook and twitter and live coverage starts at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and cspan.org. back now to the conference on disasters and the environment for a panel examining issues impacting the gulf
and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers, part of three days of booktv this weekend, monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr.. >> last week booktv attended the key west literary seminar in florida. today from noon to 3:00 eastern we bring several of her talks and panels from the event. paul hendrickson, robert richardson, and many more present and discuss their books. >> fred. this is the white house correspondent and author of the right frequency:the story of the talk radio giants who shook up the political and media establishment. what a talk radio giants we are talking about? >> today you have rush limbaugh, glen beck but this goes to the very beginning, walter winchell, it shows the trajectory of how talk radio began, the beginning of radio. i use this as a history of the united states since 1920 through the lens of talk radio. >> going all the way back what year are we talking about? >> we are talking about a 20s. the dean of commentators, the first guy i talked about in here, walter when shall -- walter windchill with a h
there is prominenceh prosperity for every american. like martin luther king junior, whose birth that we also celebrated yesterday. stepn even when you don't see the whole staircase, we have faith that the members of the 113tho congress will realize the promise of prosperity. ill be chd not by our divisions but by renewed cooperation and compromise. i urge every woman and man fortunate enough serve in this chamber to remember it is possible to hold fast to your principles while making compromises necessary to move our country forward. democrats will hold fast to the guiding principle that a strong middle class and an opportunity for every american to enter the middle class is the key to this nation's success. democrats will stand strong. strong with a standard of balance and will remain resolute in pursuit of fairness for all americans regardless of where they were born, regardless of their religion or their sexual orientation. those principles will direct our course as we introduce our first ten bills today, a tradition we've had in the united states senate. that is the majority party introduces the fi
authors and books on the inauguration. president obama and martin luther king jr. >> have been trying to find a new lens, a new way of studying presidential character. about 12 years ago i wrote a book on the first lady's. the body of knowledge on lincoln pretty much everything that could be written probably has been. the greatest historian says been years poring through the letters and the evidence to produce this book on lincoln of this book and the hundreds of books on washington. so my problem is, why not look at the person that new them the best, the first lady because historians have largely ignored the role of the first lady as the largely ignored the mistresses and shipping the man. tend to be older man, educated in a certain way. most historians, as i always say, were not educated in matters of the heart. studying the first lady, the first thing thomas jefferson did after spending 17 days cooped up in of lost outside a philadelphia writing the declaration of independence, the first thing he did is he went shopping for market, his wife. he mr. she was pregnant. she had had a m
to honor the memory of martin luther king jr. but also in a tradition we hope will live on past this and not grow and be part of the inauguration regardless of who is in our position in four years. wednesday wrap-up on the mall there is one event on saturday evening. that's the children's concert a tradition started in 2009 by dr. biden and first lady michelle obama. it is an extension of their work that they have done through the forces initiativinitiativ e to help honor and support military families. this will take place at the convention center. we will be announcing details on talent in the next couple of days and put out an initial list of talent that will be appearing at either the on monday night and the kids concert or one of the other. as you can imagine this this isa legit stick a list to get that all pieced together is a puzzle and we hope by friday to be able to announce which acts will be appearing in which places. over half of the audience will be made up of military kids and this is a great place to honor the sacrifice not just of the men and women deserve every d
historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend. monday featuring books on president obama and martin luther king jr. >> now an update on preparations for president obama's inauguration on monday. representatives of the inaugural committees, the u.s. capitol police and the military spoke with reporters at the national press club for a little less than an hour. >> okay, thank you. thank you very much. thank you to the press club or for hosting us today. just to warn you, this is going to be a little bit of a dance as we try to run through this chronologically. as you can imagine, there's a lot of different players that are involved in the events that will be taking place over the next few days. my name is brent colburn, that's b-r-e-n-t. i am the communications director or for the presidential inaugural committee. and we are involved in this weekend really doing a lot of the public events that fall outside the official swearing-in which matte can can -- matt can talk to. and, in fact, as i kind of think about this, it may make sense
and freedom, jobs was number one. before martin luther king gave the i have a dream speech he gave it to the afl-cio in 1961 and he said we've really don't need to have the two movements. if you all would agree to desegregation movements we could have one movement. we don't need to have a separate movement and the afl-cio rejected it and rejected that offer. andy young tells a story in the introduction to the book called the closing door by gary and he says you know, after king was assassinated, the johnson administration came with affirmative action, and at the time, as you may have read and not remember, the civil rights movement, martin luther king turned to full employment and poor people's campaign as the principal demand, and the johnson administration rather than coming up with full employment we spotted with affirmative action. you won't see look at the eyes on the prize or marching in the street demanding affirmative action. they were demanding full employment and trying to reach out to whites, latinos, asians, native americans, that was the vision. and she said when affir
championed the issues public safety and crime reduction. since the assassinations of dr. martin luther king and robert kennedy, we have pushed as an organization commonsense solutions to reduce the access to guns by those who simply should not have them. we have called for background checks for everyone who purchases a weapon, whether in a store or at a gun show. we have demanded that assault weapons and large capacity magazines designed to serve our military needs, but with no practical use on america's streets or in our neighborhoods the band. .. would move washington to action. once again we were wrong. but then december 14th, 2012, we all witnessed a tragedy in newtown, conn. that even after all of the others, we still cannot imagine. 20 children, ages 6 or 7 shot dead in sandy hook elementary school, six of their teachers and administrators. terrible, and forgivable moment in american history. we cannot get those lives back. we cannot get back the more than 30,000 lives lost each year to gun violence. but we can and we must act to help protect the lives of those in the future. this has
the things that matter. that is a quote from martin to luther king, jr. out of keep on end the day we become silent about the things that matter. that is my wall, and i absolutely think that is the case. i'm very fortunate that he been a quote from martin luther king, jr. that i keep on my wall, i actually think that is the case. i'm very fortunate that i've been able to devote my great to work an issue that i think matters. i think it matters that there is tremendous human devastation and brought out of unnecessary incarceration in this country. i think it is terrible that we treat children with such punitive measures that we have kind of created, we have adopted a whole system after treating children like adults in the system. that is, i don't think produces the kind of public safety outcomes that one would've hoped for. we have a tremendous ineffective system to the bottom line is that with recidivism rate we have with this country we know this is a system that doesn't work and there better ways of going about addressing some of the serious problems, sometimes public health problems and o
in the 1963 march on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr. >>> this coming sunday president obama will officially be sworn into office in a privateer isny at the white house. live coverage will start at 10:30 eastern time along with your phone calls. and then monday it's the public inaugural ceremonies including the swearing-in at noon eastern, the inaugural luncheon and the afternoon parade along pennsylvania avenue. and throughout the day we will take your phone calls and comments on facebook and twitr. live coverage starts at 7 a.m. ian on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >>> last week the supreme court heard argument on the issue of whether police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. the case, missouri v. mcfoley, pits -- mcneely is in the 4 amendment's ban against unreasonable searches and seizure. >> we'll hear argument first thi
of ghandi and martin luther king, and he's even black, but nobody cares or who who he is. they are on opposite sides of the great divide. he's someone who ought to win the nobel peace prize. give it to the ladies in white. these people who began, they were wives and sisters and daughters and so on of political prisoners caught up in the sowled black spring. a wonderful group. they are beaten and beaten severely for what they do. they hold candle light vigils and the like, and the state just can't stand it and it makes things very difficult for them. let me quote armando, used to be known, still known by some of us as the cuban writing a once famous memoir called "against all hope." a cuban dictatorship were right wing rather than left wing, we would have won nobel peace prizest already. i said in the office about the objection to my colleagues that the left, if i may, so often sets the agenda, determines what we talk about, even if we disagree, people like us, here, disagree. they term what we talk about. there's a man named allen gross, and elliot knows plenty about him,
of ghandi and martin luther king. perfect. he's even black, but no one cares. che gavara is on a free t-shirt and no one knows who oscar basset is. che gavara and basset. he's someone that all too well the nobel peace prize. he could give it to the ladies in white. these people began they were wives and sisters and daughters and so one of political prisoners caught up in the so-called black springs. they are beaten severely for what they do. they hold a candlelight vigils and the like, and the state can't stand it and it makes things very difficult for them. let me quote still known by some of us as a cubin that once wrote a famous important memoir called "against all hope." he said if the dictatorship for right wing instead of left wing we would have won the nobel prize is already. it maybe so. i was saying the every day and the office to the objection of some of my colleagues that the left, if i may come so often sets the agenda. they determine what we talk about even if we disagree, people like us disagree. they determine what we talk about. and there was a man named alan gross and w
could. he's a follower of gandhi and martin luther king. he is just perfect. he is even black but no one cares. no one knows who oscar processes and they stand on opposite sides of the great divide shake a bar and ask her present. he is someone who ought to win the nobel priest price. he could give it to the ladies in white. their wives, sisters and daughters of political prisoners caught up in the so-called black spring. and wonderful group. they were beaten severely for what they did. they hold candlelight vigils and the like and the state just can't stand it. it makes things very difficult for them. marco valladares who is still known by some of us is the cuban solzhenitsyn. he said the cuban dictatorship were right-wing instead of left-wing we would have won to nobel prizes already. a quick point about cuba. i was saying the other day in the office to the objection of some of my colleagues, that the left if i may so often sets the agenda. they determine what we talked about. even if people like us disagree they determine what we talked about. elliott abrams knows plenty about him, he
law and the was a nonstarter for most of the delegates, so luther martin from maryland who became ultimately in and the federalist this began to suppress a clause more like a stance now accept he kept out the state constitution's and he did this as a trick. he was hoping to get everyone written to the constitution to the federal law to come to the state law but not the state constitution's so that he could later argued the state constitution's trump federal law. well, the committee on detail cleaned that up and did put in there that federal law trumpets the constitution, but that raises the question of our original intent. who is intent is our original? is it madison who wanted a much stronger federal vito? is it luther martin who is intent was to see the other delegates? was at the other delegates who just wanted madison to shut up and work? exactly who is intent do you put in because nobody can to the constitutional convention thinking i want a supremacy clause in the compromise process and if you look at what people went and did come everyone intended something else but this is
for most of the delegates. so luther martin from maryland, who became ultimately an anti-federalist propose the supremacy clause more or less as it stands now except that he kept the state constitution and he did this is a trick. he was hoping to get everyone to write into the constitution that federal law trumps a thought, but not state constitution so he could later argue the state constitution's tom federal law. they claim that offended within their federal law trumps the constitutions. but that raises the question of original intent of whose content is original. isn't mattison who wanted a much stronger federal veto? is a luther martin whose intent was to deceive the other delegates? is that the other delicate wanted not a sin to shut up and get back to where? exactly whose intent do you put in because nobody came to the constitutional convention thinking i want a supremacy clause. that is nobody's intent. that emerged out of the process. if you look at what people intended, everyone intended something else, but this is what came out. >> host: of course there were similar problems with
. during the civil rights movement he was kind of a hero of mine. much more so than martin luther king, because i was quite of a radical as a young person, and i was the one that thought we should shall overcome is not a effective way of gaining civil rights. i think i i thought that more confrontation was needed. >> host: what made you a radical? what does it mean? >> guest: i think a radical, -- i'm still a radical today. that is i believe that a radical is any person who believes in the official liberty and individual freedom and limited government. that makes you a radical. and i have always been a -- person who believe that people should not we are interfere with me. i should be able to do my own thing as long as i don't violate the rights other people. >> host: who is the difference of following malcom x. omar tin luther king? >> host: well, at that time i thought martin luther king was too much a compriseer. i was willing to demand people in my career in the army was a part of that vision of confronting racial discrimination. >> host: how tall are you? >> guest: six foot fight.
of the age. at end of story. during that are martin luther king weekend several years ago, they were conducting an interview with reverend billy kyles and many of them knows that dr. king when he died on the balcony of the hotel. the interviewer asked how i would he be preaching we can and a story you've undoubtedly heard before, but dares repeating today. paul telling the story of robert louis stevenson in an 18th century author, once told hello boys had been sitting in front i fall, watching the street lamps. he will light the lamp of the torch and take it down and go to the next one and next on and his father walked in the room and said what are you looking out the window? what do you see out there that is so fascinating? the young stevenson said daddy, i'm watching that an author not close in the darkness. there is a lot of darkness in our world. it has to be a compassionate people. to be concerned for the marginalized, help us rediscover a vision for america that is so compelling that it unites us and calls us to realize the full potential of this country to be a shining city up
, the nation will celebrate the inauguration of martin luther king's birthday. monday also marks 2.5 year anniversary of the enactment of the dodd-frank act. to commemorate the occasion, i would like to take a few moments to talk about the act, specifically with this allocation of resources and opportunity cost that have arisen from the many false assumptions underlying the act. and how they continue to impact the commission's everyday efforts to carry out its mission to protect investors and maintaining fair quarterly and efficient markets and you can say this about the dodd-frank act. it is a perfect example of not letting it good practice for weeks. indeed, the act is a model of a new paradigm of legislation. the core concept in this case, regulatory reform, overwhelmed of wish list items. what continues to amaze me that the act is not only what it covers in its many pages, but the crucial regulatory issues. the juxtaposition of the two is daunting. it talks about the full disclosure rules from the congo mineral harvest. it can be a ticking timebomb of senate race. that leaves the refo
from it? >> guest: just the same thing, just the same thing. i mean, i think what martin luther king said in the '60s that 11:00 on sunday morning is the most segregated hour in america still holds true and that we still need to--we can all stand to get to know each other a lot better. c-span: this is the book and the cover shows a--as we talked earlier, a photograph that no one knows where this picture was taken. it's everywhere, america. "walking on water," by randall kenan, our guest. thank you very much for joining us. >> guest: thank you for having me. a. >> to redesigneredesigned booknotes web site now features over 800 notable nonfiction authors interviewed about their books. there you can be all the programs, look at transcripts and use this searchable database to find links to the authors logged, facebook page and twitter feed. booknotes.org a helpful research tool and a great way to watch and enjoy the authors and their books. >> here's a look at some upcoming book fairs and festivals happening around the country. the 31st annual key west literary seminar is in florida from
of the reverend martin luther king and jesse jackson and the reverend ralf david abernathy etc., etc., etc.. the religious right was provoked into politics. the tradition among many protestants was political quietism. in the supreme court decided that the constitution required that there would be an excursion of religion from the public square in the removal of prayer from schools, deeply offended a great number of americans and then 40 years ago next month with roe v wade, they delivered the final publication that to deliver a great many people into politics for the legitimate political purpose of trying to save as they thought the american culture to read a great many people work themselves up into what i must call a synthetic frenzied about the threat of theocracy. anyone with the slightest in the supreme court ruling on the establishment clause down to the point at which it becomes a matter of major litigation to have a crush on the post office lawn knows that we are so far from any possible menaced of religious orthodoxy in this country to just try to have a prayer at a high school fo
. that is a quote from martin luther king, jr. out of keep on my wall, and i absolutely think that is the case. i'm very fortunate that he been able to devote my career to working on issues that i think about it. i think it matters that there is tremendous human devastation and brought out of unnecessary incarceration in this country. i think it is terrible that we treat children with such punitive measures that we have kind of created, we've adopted a whole system out of treating children like adults. that is, i don't think produces the kind of public safety outcomes that one would've hoped for your we have an ineffective system. the bottom line is that the system works, that would be one thing but with a wrist visit the rate we have we know this is not a system that works and there are better ways of going about addressing some of the serious problems. sometimes public health problems and other problems that we have. so i would just like to close by saying that to me this is really, there's a tremendous opportunity. in 2011 own over 23 states implemented some form of evidence-based policy to sa
book on martin luther king. .. there were two bills at national review and in the conservative movement, two bills. bill buckley concha a brilliant shooting star who lit up the sky and bill rusher, and never wavering northstar by which conservatives learned to chart their political course. now many have written about william f. buckley junior, ' irresistible renaissance man but no one until david frisk has given us an in-depth portrait of the other bill, william a. rusher among his other salutary -- played a pivotal role in the life of the national draft goldwater committee and that was critical, because if there had been no draft goldwater committee there would have been no presidential candidate barry goldwater in 1964. and if there had been no candidate goldwater in 1964, there would have been no president-elect ronald reagan in 1980. it was goldwater you see who approved reagan's famous a time for choosing television address which made reagan a political star overnight and led to his running for governor of california and eventually president of these united states. david recounts h
for working to stop this epidemic of violence. i will end with a quote from martin luther king. our lives begin to end the day we remain silent on things that matter to our future and our lives and our children matter. i will make this letter available to those that would like to see it. it is signed by families of seven of the people that were killed in colorado. this is a tough issue for all of us. there are constitutional implications all of this. but our responsibility as representatives and senators is to be advocates for the people that we represent. i know that the people of the denver area need to see a change. we do not want to trample on second amendment rights. we believe those rights exist. we have to do something about these mass killings with weapons that the military uses for that law enforcement uses and it is our responsibility. thank you for bringing this forward. thank you. [applause] >> morning. my name is elizabeth and i represent connecticut's fifth district. as a new member of congress that started as a pta mom, this was an unbelievably difficult situation to walk i
on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend, monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration; president obama and martin luther king jr. >> yesterday sander levin, the ranking member on the house ways and means committee finish the committee responsible for writing tax legislation -- talked about prospects for tax and entitlement reform in the 113th congress. speaking at an event hosted by the christian science monitor, this is just over an hour. >> okay, folks, let's get ourselves going here. thanks for coming. i'm dave cook from the monitor. welcome to our first breakfast of the new year. our guest this morning is representative sander levin of michigan, ranking member of the house ways and means committee. this is his first visit with our group, and we welcome him. he's a detroit native, earned his bachelor's degree at the university of chicago, a master's in international relations from columbia and a law degree from harvard. he was elected to the michigan state senate in 1964 and served as the
, participate in the 1963 march on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king, jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of the booktv this weekend. >> next, secret and exchange commission chair dan gallagher shares his ideas for reforming the dodd-frank financial regulation law. also talks about the commission's 2013 agenda. mr. gallagher was asked of the securities and exchange commission commissioner, appointed by president obama and took office in 2011. this was hosted by the u.s. chamber of commerce but it is just under an hour. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm david hirschmann, president and ceo of capital markets compared is here at the u.s. chamber of commerce. our work was one over six years ago before the financial crisis because at the time on a bipartisan basis a group of folks that we had commissioned together told us that the financial regulatory structure served his country well for 75 years was no longer working. that it was out of date, that they were too many gaps, too many layers, and that somebody should get around doing financial re
torian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers, part of booktv this weekend, monday, featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama, and martin luther king, jr.. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> it was an important period of history, of i felt that the fdic's speer techive should be brought to bear. there was other accounts of the crisis that i thought were not completely accurate, especially in terms of what we did and what i did so i thought it was important for the historical record to present our perspective, and, also, i think, currently for people to understand there were different policy options and disagreements and if we want to prevent this crisis from happening, there had to be interests, educate themselves better, make it an issue, and i try hard to make the book accessible and take seriously. >> the former head of the finance cooperate on the government's role in the country's worst financial crisis since the dpreption. her book is "bull by the horns," sunday eight -- sunday night at eight on c-span's q&a. >> several corporate
the inauguration. president obama, and martin luther king jr. >> every weekend latest nonfiction authors and books are featured on booktv. you can see past programs and schedules our website and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> congress talked about avoiding the death sequester. congressman levin is the ranking member on house ways and means committee. is that this is sponsored by the christian science monitor. it is one hour. >> thank you for coming. i am david cote from the monitor. our guest this morning is representative sander levin of. he is a detroit native. he has a masters in international relations from harvard and was elected to the michigan state senate in 1964 and service the senate minority leader. under the current administration he was under the agency for international development and was elected to the house in 1980 to four years after his brother carl was elected to the senate. in march 2010, he won the battle of chairman of the ways and means committee. there is no embargo and breakfast is over except that c-span has agreed not to use video of the sess
50 states because his prior to the first family to see the service they to honor the memory of martin luther king jr. but a tradition we hope will live on past this and become part of inaugurations regardless of who is in our position in four years. once we wrapped up, their summary that saturday evening, the kids inaugural children's concert started in 2009 by dr. bagman michelle obama. it is an extension of work they've done through joining forces initiative to help honor and support military families. this will take place at the convention center were both will take place. google announced details on talent in the next coming days. we put an initial list of talent appearing at both the on monday in the case concert by one or another. this is a logistical lift and we hope by friday to announce the checks will be appearing in which places. over half will be made up of military kid and a great place to honor the sacrifice not just of men and women who serve every day, the families who support them. on tuesday, jeb in ahead bypass so we just discussed most of the traditional prayer ser
you, mr. chairman. we are about to celebrate the life and legacy of doctor martin luther king. we are reminded where he was shot down at the lorraine motel, whether it's president reagan or president kennedy who were both shot as well, to that were fatal in one that was almost, we are reminded all the time. the supreme court ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms. but you can also bring them into the supreme court. so because we actually know that guns are dangerous, as much as people may proclaim one thing, you have to look at the actions. on the florida house, we saw members shot down and that is why we have bulletproof vests and other kinds of protections. the mayor is someone who has grown up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to go up. as a former councilman and a second term mayor of our city, in so many respects we have worked together on gun buyback programs and we have gone through police officers being killed, young children in the city -- as much as we may think about famous people that have been shot, there are literally dozens of children -- over
. martin luther king, the arduous path of idealism, peaceful resistance, civil disobedience, of voluntary renunciation for the sake of future generations she would never know. the path of hope. it was not the life she wanted, but it was, she knew, her calling. and she has been faithful. we are honored today to stand with you, my friend, for the noble cause that you embody. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the majority leader of the united states senate, the honorable harry reid. >> today the people of burma and the united states honor aung san suu kyi for her personal sacrifice and her dedication to spreading freedom and justice not only in burma, but the world. even when it meant separation from her family, when it meant being apart from her husband at the hour of his death, suu kyi has remained true to her cause. today i also recognize my colleague, republican leader mitch mcconnell. i have stood next to him on the senate floor now for a long time, and there's no cause for which he has been more pronounced than doing something about suu kyi and burma. .. but i'm pleased where burma p
announced he would not run again. four days after that political earthquake, dr. martin luther king was assassinated in memphis. washington and 100 other cities exploded in riots that lasted days and required tens of thousands of troops. in early june, a week after our oregon primary victory i got a 3:00 a.m. call from our building headquarters, robert kennedy was shot in los angeles. i called the boss. julie and david have been watching tv and already awakened him. that office for democratic party came across -- apart in chicago. and so it plans went in that dramatic and divisive year. at added sand, richard nixon was president of the united states. [applause] now consider, consider the city he came to end and the hostility he found here. the nation had been torn apart by a half a decade of assassinations and riots and campus anarchy. half a million soldiers were tied down in an endless war. the country was coming apart. richard nixon was the first president since sack retailer to take the oath of office with both houses of congress against him. the press corps was 90% hostile. the
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